Northeast Region – Eastern Canada Division

The ECD Officials

President:  Greg Williams, Canterbury, NB

Greg is the President/Superintendent of the division. His main modeling interests are in HO scale, particularly the Shogomoc Subdivision of the CPR in New Brunswick. Greg’s training in electronics helps him help others with DCC and other related model railroad electronics. In his spare time, he dabbles in On30 and whatever else might spark an interest at any given time. If it rides on rails, that is.



Treasurer:  Douglas Margison, Fredricton, New Brunswick

Douglas is a retired physician in Fredericton, New Brunswick who has been an enthusiastic model railroader for many years. Besides modelling in HO, N and On30 scales, he is an avid follower of model railroad electronics. He is also very interested in developing educational resources for new modelers.

Secretary: Fergus Francey

The myth, the legend, the infamous and most talented. he started his MR career dabbling in the dark arts of n scale, O scale and even S and G scale before realizing his path was best suited with the premier scale, known as HO…

Communications: Lou McIntyre, Quispamsis, NB

Lou is a long-time HO modeller operating his basement empire, the Hampton & St Martins Railway. He is also an active member of the Saint John Society of Model Railroaders currently serving as Secretary Treasurer. He has a pair of HO scale modules that he sets up as part of the club’s annual show. He is also the editor of the NMRA’s Eastern Canada Division newsletter, the Hot Box.

Achievement Program: James Whatley , Moncton, NB


Achievement Program:  James Whatley, MMR, Moncton, NB

James serves as our Division’s Achievement Program Chair and helps organize our monthly third Thursday Zoom seminar series and various Modelling Day events.  James’ primary interest is centered on Canadian National Railways in the classic era.  He enjoys researching and building rolling stock and structures.  James has been a NMRA member since 1971 and earned the Master Model Railroader designation in 2022.


Webmaster: Rob Leathley, Hampton, NB

Rob is a retired healthcare professional and educator with more than 40 years of experience. He is currently building a medium sized N-Scale layout in his basement. He has a special interest in model railroad electronics and 3D printing.